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Tuesday Habs Links: Plekanec starting the season off right

Here are your daily links, including Tomas Plekanec earning first star of the week honors in the NHL, Andre Savard and his self-proclaimed entitlement, the best Montreal bars to watch the Habs, and more.

Plekanec is on a torrid pace!
Plekanec is on a torrid pace!

Montreal Canadiens Links

  • Tomas Plekanec has earned the NHL's First Star of the Week honors. Plekanec has scored 4 goals, including a game-winner with 43 seconds remaining against Toronto, and an assist for 5 points in just 3 games. Plekanec has been absolutely dominant for the Habs playing alongside Alex Galchenyuk. We can only hope that Manny Malhotra continues to be trusted by Michel Therrien so that Plekanec can be given increased offensive-zone starts. If he does, Plekanec could eclipse the 70 point mark for the first time since 2009-2010 and flirt with 30 goals. [NHL]
  • The Habs took on the Lightning last night in Tampa. You can find all of the highlights and analysis right here. [EOTP]
  • The Canadiens have been one of the best hockey teams in the league for the last two years and no doubt the person responsible for that is GM Andre Savard? [La Presse} (French)
  • Stephane Waite, the Habs goaltending coach and Stanley Cup-Winner with the Chicago Blackhawks, thinks that Dustin Tokarski is the perfect backup for Carey Price. [Canadiens]
  • Former Hab Danny Briere picked up right where he left off in Boston on the Columbus Day matinee. Briere scored the "nail in the coffin" goal for the Habs in Game 7 of the Divisional Finals back in May to eliminate the Bruins and today he scored the game-winner with .4 seconds left in the third period to defeat the Bruins again. [NHL]

Outside of Montreal

  • Puck Daddy gives us their version of summing up the first week of the season and a nice little quip for every team to sum up how they are doing. [Puck Daddy]
  • The reigning President's Trophy winning Boston Bruins are off to a 1-2 start and have only scored three goals total. Is this a real concern or just early season jitters? They did get shut out at home against the Capitals 4-0 (with Tuuka Rask in net I might add). With Jarome Iginla and his 30 goals gone, who will the Bruins turn to for offense? [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • We are approaching the one week mark into the season and there are a few teams that are sticking out right now, but the Devils have absolutely dominated in both of their games, in no small part due to their three solid lines. [In Lou We Trust]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs threw a cou d'eta on Sunday night against King Henrik Lundqvist and his New York Rangers at their home-opener. Lundqvist allowed 6 goals on 24 shots and 5 goals in a 10 minute span before being yanked for Cam Talbot. The Leafs won 6-3. [Eye on Hockey]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers will be without center Vinny Lecavalier for two weeks after he sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's loss to the Canadiens. [TSN]